Plans for a major march against racism in Belfast have been announced by Amnesty International, the Northern Ireland Committee of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions and the Northern Ireland Council for Ethnic Minorities.
The Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) is organising a 'Scotland Against Racism' march for St Andrew's Day, Saturday 30 November 2013, which will be joined by trade unionists, community groups and people of all faiths and none.
Dr Jorge Ramirez Reyna, president of Asociación Negra de Defensa y Promoción de Derechos Humanos (Black Association for Human Rights Defence and Promotion, ASONEDH) in Peru, reflects on the issue of racism in his country and the role of the conference on the Violence of Racism in Latin America, backed by the churches regionally and internationally, which took place in June 2011 in Managua, Nicaragua.
The United Reformed Church has contacted its leaders and congregations, reminding them of its long standing opposition to extreme right-wing and racist political parties, and urging them to disavow parties that support racial discrimination.
Leaders from the main religious communities across Stoke-on-Trent are today making a united stand against an anti-Muslim march which they believe is inciting racism, intolerance and xenophobia in the area.